Role of kshara (an alkali preparation) in wound healing with special reference to cervical erosion

Authors

  • Pragati Saxena Department of Prasuti Tantra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi
  • Anuradha Roy Department of Prasuti Tantra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi
  • Binay Sen Department of Dravyaguna, Faculty of Ayurveda,IMS, BHU, Varanasi

Keywords:

Kshara, Alkali, Wound healing,Cervical erosion

Abstract

Cervical erosion is caused by the replacement of the stratified squamous epithelium of the ectocervix with the endocervical columnar epithelium. In Ayurvedic classics, it can be co-related to garbhashayagrivagatavrana. Its management mainly includes destruction of overgrown epithelium by different techniques has its own limitations and side effects. Further observing its prevalence there is a requirement for a treatment modality which is more efficient and cost-effective. Kshara which possesses lekhana (scrapping), vrana-shodhana (wound cleansing), and ropana (wound healing) properties as described in Ayurveda, provides a scientific background of the therapeutic application in the management. Different review works revealed the potential use of kshara on wound healing due to its alkalinity which maintain the body pH within the normal range and thus maintains different cellular and extracellular function. Therefore, kshara is found to be an important preparation that has been investigated for its gynecological uses by different scholars.

Published

2022-11-07

How to Cite

Pragati Saxena, Anuradha Roy, & Binay Sen. (2022). Role of kshara (an alkali preparation) in wound healing with special reference to cervical erosion. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, 4(4). Retrieved from http://mail.joaasr.com/index.php/joaasr/article/view/458